On New Year’s Day in 1976, Ed Flanders recorded a spoken word piece (“poem”) that promoted government accountability (“investigating fat cats”) for the Totally Corrupt collection on the Giorno Poetry Systems label. Hearing it again 35 years later, we can see just how much the venerable institutions of our society have evolved (“not at all”). Listen for yourself on Deep Threes Radio #3.
Charles Bukowski also ran with the Giorno crowd. He provided the narration for this little L.A. art film, reading “Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks, And You”.
Peter Eigen, founder of the global watchdog group Transparency International, offered up his rough guide to rooting out corruption recently at a TEDTalks session. Is the fact that this vid was posted on April Fool’s Day part of bigger conspiracy?
Bob offers up his wisdom (“libertarian rhetoric”) on the subject for the One Minute Manager types in this clip from the venerable and popular Drinking with Bob series.